II Course for guides and interpreters of National Heritage: the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Albaicín: an exceptional universal value. This is the title of the course, a day of reflection, which will take place on 4th December in the Palace of Charles V. Representatives of the World Heritage Centre of the UNESCO will be present, together with those from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife and Granada Town Hall.
The 40th Convention of World Heritage is being held this year with the theme of World Heritage and sustainable development: the role of local communities and it focuses on the path and the challenges facing the World Heritage list to accommodate new types of heritage (industrial, cultural landscapes, underwater heritage, and serial nominations). In particular it focuses on the essential role of local communities regarding the conservation of inscribed property.
As from the Convention of World Heritage in 1972 the regulations for the protection of World Heritage sites were established, by means of mechanisms such as the inclusion by Member States of sites and monuments on the World Heritage list. At present Italy and Spain head the ranking of countries with the greatest number of registered Sites.